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Workforce Development Excellence Initiative

College of Management with the Institute for Community Inclusion Announce
UMass Boston Workforce Development Excellence Initiative Spring Seminars

Promoting workforce development excellence starts with knowledgeable and effective staff. To that end, UMass Boston's College of Management and Institute for Community Inclusion offer a three-session spring series aimed at the core concerns of the progressive workforce system.

Audience: Staff and managers with a strong interest in the future of regional and national workforce development.

Cost: $20 per session, or attend all three for $50.


1. Workforce Development and Economic Development: Partners in Community Growth

Location: UMass Boston
Date: Wednesday, May 23
Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon

This session will explore the conceptual relationship between the workforce and economic development fields, their related histories, and their roles in maintaining and enhancing the local economy and community. Concepts to be reviewed include:

  • Complementary elements in the missions of workforce and economic development in Massachusetts
  • Shared goals held by economic and workforce development
  • Examples of partnership from Massachusetts and nationally
  • With: Ray Uhalde, Co-Director, Workforce Development Program, National Center on Education and the Economy
    Conny Doty, Director, Mayor’s Office of Jobs and Community Services for the City of Boston
    William Kiernan, Director, Institute for Community Inclusion/UMass Boston

    Register for Workforce Development and Economic Development: Partners in Community Growth


    2. Using Labor Market Information to Craft Effective Business Services

    Location: Marlborough, MA--Courtyard by Marriott
    Date: Wednesday, June 13
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon

    Labor market information is often cited but seldom used to its potential. Experts will explore strategies to use this information as a tool to make One-Stop Career Centers better business service agencies that serve job seeker and employer customers more effectively. Topics will include:

  • Finding and interpreting LMI data
  • Crafting strategies to respond to current and future business needs
  • Using training dollars effectively in a changing economic climate
  • With: Joe Carbone, The WorkPlace, Inc.
    John Dorrer Director, Labor Market Information Service, State of Maine
    John Halliday, Senior Policy Analyst, Institute for Community Inclusion/UMass Boston

    Register for Using Labor Market Information to Craft Effective Business Services


    3. Proactive Strategies in Business Services

    Location: UMass Boston
    Date: Wednesday, June 27
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon

    The concluding session will explore best practices in One-Stop business services, including ways to find the broadest possible range of human resource talent. The session will look at advanced negotiation and job carving methods that allow a One-Stop to drive growth as an adjunct to business human resource staff, rather than simply receiving job orders. The session will look at:

  • Designing and implementing business service units
  • Developing strong relationships with companies
  • Creating services to meet the growth needs of business
  • With: George Moriarty, Director, The Career Place
    Diane Loud, Business Liaison, Institute for Community Inclusion/UMass Boston

    Register for Proactive Strategies in Business Services


    Register

    Register for Workforce Development and Economic Development: Partners in Community Growth

    Register for Using Labor Market Information to Craft Effective Business Services

    Register for Proactive Strategies in Business Services

    Register for all three workshops

    Contact Drew Glazier for more information: 617/287-4337 (voice), 617/287-4350 (TTY), andrew.glazier@umb.edu

    The College of Management is Boston's public business school, accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Its demanding and internationally accredited programs provide a competitive education and opportunities for diverse students to succeed in the regional and global economy.

    The Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston is an internationally recognized authority on workforce issues, particularly relating to workers with disabilities. The institute has consulted with and trained workforce and economic development entities since 2001.

    Project Director: Sheila Fesko

    Project publications

    ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities